Chapter Two

JJ entered her house with her six-month old son in her arms. She had given Garcia her house key while she went to pick Henry up from her parents' house so that she and the others didn't have to wait outside for her. She heard talking from the living room and headed in that direction.

"Hey guys, sorry if that took awhile," JJ said.

"Not at all," Emily said. "We literally just ordered the food so it should be here in half an hour or so."

"Morgan and Emily kept arguing over whether they would order pizza or Chinese food," Garcia said. "Emily won so we're having Chinese."

"I had pizza last night so that's good," JJ smiled. "I'm going to see if I can get Henry down for the night. I'll be right back."

Garcia stood up. "I'll give you a hand." She followed JJ upstairs to Henry's room and immediately got her game face on. "Okay, here's the plan. Halfway through dinner you're going to pretend you're not feeling well. I'll escort Morgan and Reid out and Emily being Emily will want to stay until she knows you're okay. At that point, I-,"

"There is no plan." JJ switched Henry over to her other hip. "We're having dinner with friends. I just want to relax and enjoy that."


"No buts," JJ said. "There is to be no plotting and scheming."

Garcia huffed. "Fine. You're no fun."

Henry rested his head on JJ's shoulder and she kissed him on the top of his head. "I need to put the little man down. You behave when you get back downstairs."

Garcia only smirked as a response before she kissed her godson and headed downstairs.

JJ sat down on the rocking chair and cradled her son in her arms. She looked down at his tired face and smiled. "Do you like Emily, buddy? She's a great person, isn't she? I like her a lot. Are you okay with your mommy dating Emily?"

A small smile appeared on Henry.

"That's hypothetical of course," JJ added. "I don't even know if I stand a chance with her."

The blonde continued to ramble on about Emily until Henry drifted off to a peaceful sleep. She stood up and put her son in his crib before heading downstairs.

She could smell the food in the air as she hit the stairs and she realized how hungry she really was. She entered the kitchen and saw everyone placing their food on plates.

Emily looked over and saw JJ entering the kitchen "Hey, I made you a plate already." She handed JJ her plate of food.

"Thank you." JJ smiled and took the plate from Emily. "I'm starving."

"Where should we sit?" Reid asked.

"The living room is fine," JJ said. "I'll get you guys something to drink. You go ahead and make yourselves comfortable."

"I'll help." Garcia watched the others walk out before turning to JJ. "I just came up with a great idea," she whispered.

"I don't want to hear it." JJ retrieved glasses from the cupboard and set them down on the table.

"Oh, come on. A rigged game of spin the bottle would totally work in your favor," Garcia said.

"No one is going to want to play that." JJ retrieved soda from her fridge and began pouring them in the glasses. "I definitely don't want to."

"You really are no fun," Garcia said. "I'm trying to help you out here."

JJ picked up two of the glasses and handed them to Garcia. "Great, then take those out to them for me."

Garcia sighed as she took the drinks and went to the living room. When she returned, she had a smile on her face. "Emily's sitting on one of the couches by herself. You should sit right next to her."

"I can't," JJ said. "I won't be able to function properly that close to her."

Garcia laughed. "Oh, you got it bad."

Reid's voice drifted into the kitchen. "Hey, do you guys need help with anything?"

"No, we're coming out," JJ replied.

She picked up her plate and Emily's drink before heading out into the living room with Garcia.

She handed Emily her drink and the brunette's fingers grazed hers as she took it. JJ felt the butterflies in her stomach and felt pathetic for letting something as simple as that make her melt. As she got ready to sit down on the opposite end of the couch, Garcia quickly sat down and smiled at her.

JJ glared at her and wanted to go to the couch opposite them to sit next to Reid and Morgan, but knew it would be too obvious that she was trying to avoid sitting by Emily. She sat in the middle and began to eat her dinner.

Morgan took a sip of his drink before looking at JJ. "So, Jay-Jay, how's Will doing?"

"He's okay. He takes Henry every other weekend. Surprisingly, he doesn't hate me for breaking his heart. He just wants me to be happy."

"That's mature of him," Garcia said. "Are you dating anyone new?"

JJ wondered what Garcia was up to because the technical analyst already knew she was single. "No."

"Any prospects?" Garcia asked. "I'm sure you have lines of people just wanting to be with you."

"No one," JJ replied, throwing a glare at Garcia.

"What's your type? I can set you up with someone," Garcia said. "Brunettes, brown eyes, hardworking?"

"I'm not looking," JJ answered, casually trying to make it not look like she wanted to strangle the blonde. "With work and Henry, I'm just too busy to even entertain the idea of dating."

Emily looked over at JJ. "You should find time. Everyone needs a good balance between work and their personal life."

"If only it were that easy," Morgan said. "With the job we do, it's hard to say no to finding a killer and going on a date instead."

"You know, fifty-nine percent of people-," Reid began.

"Reid," Morgan cut him off. "This is a statistic free zone."

"Well then in other words, it's hard to keep a good balance between work and your personal life. One usually wins out over the other," Reid explained.

Garcia looked at Emily. "Are you dating anyone, Emily?"

JJ felt her heart beat faster as she waited for the brunette to respond.

"I'm not," Emily replied, causing JJ to release a breath she didn't know she was holding. "but that's only because I haven't met anyone worthwhile."

JJ reached over to the coffee table to get her drink, but realized she left it in the kitchen. "I'll be right back. I left my soda in the kitchen."

Emily placed her hand on JJ's knee to stop her from getting up. "I'll get it for you."

JJ managed to let out a thanks before her mind went into overdrive. She touched me. God, I would love her to touch me somewhere else. No, I can't think like that. No defiling Emily with my dirty thoughts.

"Earth to Jay-Jay," Reid looked at the blonde.

JJ snapped out of her thoughts and looked at Reid. "Yeah?"

"Are you all right?"

JJ nodded. "Yeah, I'm fine. Just got lost in thought."

Garcia smiled knowing exactly what was on JJ's mind.

Two hours later, Morgan and Reid washed the dishes and cleaned up for JJ before going home. Garcia and Emily had stayed for an extra few minutes before deciding it was time to head home.

"Thanks for coming over," JJ said more to Emily then Garcia as she walked them to the door.

"Thanks for having us," Emily said.

Henry suddenly began to cry from his room and JJ sighed. "There goes my relaxing shower."

Emily smiled at the brunette sympathetically. "I can stay and watch him while you do whatever you need to do."

JJ shook her head. "I couldn't ask you to do that."

"You didn't ask," Emily said. "I'm insisting."

Garcia smiled. "Aw, how sweet are you? I'll see you two tomorrow. Have a goodnight."

"Bye, Pen," JJ said before closing the door. "Thanks for doing this, Em."

"Not a problem," Emily said. "You look like you could use a break."

JJ headed upstairs to Henry's room with the brunette. When she entered the room, she saw him lying on his stomach trying to push himself up. "Hey there." She picked the crying baby up and placed him on her hip. "Aunty Em is going to watch you for a bit. Is that okay." Henry continued to cry and JJ handed him over to Emily. "I'm going to make him a bottle. He's probably just hungry."

After making the bottle, JJ went to go take a shower while Emily sat in the living room feeding Henry.

"Look at you," Emily smiled down at the boy. "You have your mother's beautiful eyes. Can I tell you a secret? I have a crush on your mommy. She's my best friend and I'd do anything for her, and you. You know you have me wrapped around your little finger don't you?"

Henry smiled with the nipple of the bottle still in his mouth. Emily removed it since it was done and placed it on coffee table. She put a small cloth over her shoulder and began to burp the six-month old.

JJ walked downstairs to the living room in gym shorts and a t-shirt. She smiled when she saw image before her. Emily was lying on the couch with Henry on her stomach. Both were sleeping. She turned around and headed upstairs and returned a few seconds later with her camera. She turned the flash off and took a picture before putting the camera down. She took them in for a few more seconds before picking Henry up and taking him to his room.

Not wanting to wake the peacefully sleeping brunette, JJ grabbed a blanket from her room and went downstairs to cover Emily. She knew the couch was comfortable because she had fallen asleep on it plenty of nights. After covering Emily, JJ found herself gently pushing a strand of hair behind the woman's ear. She wasn't used to seeing Emily look so peaceful. Leaning down slowly, JJ placed a small kiss on the corner of the profiler's mouth. "Goodnight, Em," she whispered before heading upstairs. She would cherish that stolen kiss knowing that it would probably be the last time her lips touched Emily.